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Deep, subst. 1) the sea, the ocean: “your soundless d.” Sonn. 80, 10. “the salt d.” Tp. I, 2, 253. Err. I, 1, 64. LLL IV, 3, 31. Mids. III, 1, 161. III, 2, 48. Shr. I, 1, 23. H4A I, 3, 203. R3 I, 4, 32. III, 4, 103. Lr. IV, 1, 77. IV, 2, 50. Plur. “--s:” Gentl. III, 2, 81. Troil. III, 3, 198 (Q depth). Per. II Prol. 30.
2) the infernal region: “I can call spirits from the vasty d.” H4A III, 1, 52. “to Pluto's damned lake, to the infernal d.” H4B II, 4, 170. bind them (the winds) “in brass, having called them from the d.” Per. III, 1, 4.
3) the midst, the most still part: “in d. of night,” Wiv. IV, 4, 40. “the d. of night,” Caes. IV, 3, 226.
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